Whether a creature has been in our lives for a long time or a short time, it is always sad when they are no longer with us.
This weekend we found this little critter stuck in the grate in front of our door on the porch
He arrived near sunset after the stores around us had all closed, all of our heat lamps were given away when we moved and we had no eye droppers. So we warmed a rice pillow for him and made a mush of water and buckwheat and gave him a tiny littlest pet shop bowl full of water. He made it through the first night, sadly the next day he walked around as if he were drunk. By the time Toph came back home with the much needed supplies, the little bird was weak and sadly he passed Sunday.
Leif sang him a song and then little bird was buried in the shade of a pine tree. We felt like failures, the bird may very well have had internal issues, who knows how it got to our front porch, but one can’t help but feel guilty that it did not survive 😦
After the little bird passed we took a six mile hike with the kids to enjoy nature and be grateful for it. We watched for birds and counted Lady Slippers (94!!), talked of the little bird and wished we could have done more. Leif stated that maybe baby bird needed his mommy to take care of him.